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LordChim

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Future funk. Especially Night Tempo, I was at his first American show actually.
Welcome dude! Good to see another Night Tempo fan on here! :D:
 

Sleepyhead

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What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Vaporwave is only music, near as I can figure.
Vaporwave isn't actually music at all, it's better thought of as a tool used to peek beyond accepted paradigms and wash out some perceptual biases.

What subgenres are you most into?
Vaporwave as a has regrettably passed me by thus far. Of what little I have listened to, I enjoy dreampunk(?) a la GOLDEN LIVING ROOM's New Nostalgia.

How did you find out about this place?
I followed a link in a post from a long-dead imageboard. I forget which one. Agora Road caught my eye, so I thought I'd give this place a shot! I've never posted on a forum before, so forgive me if I flub on any etiquette. Or don't, I gotta learn somehow!

I'm a perennial lurker, I spend too much time trying to deny mundane reality, and I never really got over my edgy teenage Discordianism phase. Interests include digital art, music, and the outdoors. Nightwalking and dreams are my main spiritual outlets. Talking about weird shit is a good time.

I am lonely and sad. Please be my friend.
 

pamplone

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Hi there,
My username is pamplone. It's been a while i was looking to a kind of community to share ideas and music.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

never have any interest for sitcom so it will be hard for me to illustrate my life like this.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

an attempt to create new form of music based on pure emotion, out of time.

What subgenres are you most into?

dreampunk, dark ambient, all kind of stuff...

I've recently been mindblown by the fresh air from St. Francis II

How did you find out about this place?

i must confess : from >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk


What do you do for fun?

riding bike, walking, walking a lot
 

Caspar

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Hate to say, but I'm a complete philistine when it comes to anything TV-related, so I'll have to go with all that I know, and that'd be 'Family Guy' - sorry sorry.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Hiraeth. Longing for a time that may have never existed but which is associated with the past.

What subgenres are you most into?

Contemporary classical, electronic classical, and most stuff pre-1900 - particularly Dvorak and Lyapunov. Otherwise, some anime songs aren't bad.

How did you find out about this place?

Probably one of the chans, though I can't honestly recall. I off and on lurked here for a bit over a year.

What do you do for fun?

Shooting targets (FN FAL and Lee Enfield Mk. 4), going for walks and hikes, writing in my journals, reading, and 2000s era strategy games.
 

Fractalactals

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I don't like sitcoms.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I was really into it for a while around 2015-16. I think it's cool.

What subgenres are you most into?
I really enjoy Future Funk, I also like the sound of Blank Banshee, whatever that subgenre falls into I guess.
I much prefer ambient dnb/intelligent, which has a similar soundscape to vaporwave.
Anything drum and bass related I love.
I also really like Denpa.

How did you find out about this place?
I don't remember. I think I got redirected here through a comment section that was discussing Dead Internet theory.

What do you do for fun?
Online forums, music (performing and making at home, attending live events), inline speed skating, reading fiction.
 
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surfthroughlife

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
- Tbh, not much of a tv guy, but I've been re-watching Avatar the Last Airbender recently and remembered how much I loved that show as a kid.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
- Vaporwave for me is this nostalgia of a simpler time when we weren't exposed to the corruption of our current political and economic systems. It is an ideal in which can still be achieved through a re-orientation of incentive mechanisms through new social systems. It's a vision of a world in which we can occupy in peace and harmony with our technology.

What subgenres are you most into?
- Perm Wave, Classic Rock, Neotraditional Country, Synthwave, Classical Ambient, Choral Gospel, Alt/Progressive Metal, Ambient Meditative.

How did you find out about this place?
- Was digging into the origins of Vaporwave considering I enjoy it so much and dug down some rabbit holes and now we're here :)

What do you do for fun?
- I'm quite active. I run marathons, train jiu jitsu, and lift quite a bit. Outside of that, I'm either coding, hiking, camping, or visiting new places. I also enjoy cannabis and the occasional psychedelic adventure. I enjoy going to church and have been dabbling in Greek Orthodoxy lately. I read my Bible daily and try to journal often. I also enjoy other spiritual texts outside of Christianity.
 
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bluedoor13

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I don't know enough about sitcoms to pick one that describes my life. I generally don't try to relate myself to a popular thing and I avoid following social trends and conforming to societal standards.

I am not that into music but I do like a lot of 80s stuff and the retrowave aesthetic appeals to me.

For fun I farm, write software, tinker with electronics, and help people. I would like to finish producing a PC game and someday I would like to build a giant robot.
 

TheOneAndOnlyX

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Yo. I make things.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Don't watch any.

What does vaporwave mean to you?
good vibes on the net

What subgenres are you into?
I like pretty much everything.

How did you find out about this place?
A magazine I found in an old SAAB.

What do you do for fun?
Currently, my working hours means this is video games and walks. Dicking around with friends either in meatspace or games.
 
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Thunderclap99

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Dilbert, the animated sitcom that ran from 1999 to 2000.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
First of all, it's a good aesthetic. While I really like 80s, 90s and Y2K stuff in general, vaporwave has an interesting dreamy aspect. On can even say that it's a revolt against the incredibly bland design and color choices of our times. Not to mention, old consumerism was so innocent and even inviting. Instead of preacing to you about how evil you are, they just want you to eat the burger. You will eat the Arch Deluxe™ and you will be happy.

Second, for me vaporwave is not really about some big emotional sense of nostalgia, but in essence aspirational chillness. It just feels timeless. I got into the genre thanks to Vapor Memory. I would add the Atmospheric dnb revival as an interesting parallel. I listen to both when working/surfing online.

What subgenres are you most into?
I am not that familiar with Subgenres. I was listening to a lot of Luxury Elite, Windows 96 and PrismCrop Virtual Enterprises lately. As a side note, as I have mentioned I do enjoy that old DNB and Dungeon Synth music as well. If you want retro RPG experience just listen to Kobold.

How did you find out about this place?
I used to lurk there, I found this place when the Dead Internet Theory was a hot topic in some circles. I sometimes checked this place. Short answer, spam and googling claims of said spam.

What do you do for fun?
I really love listening to music, and go on long walks. I am glad that autumn is here, so it will be less hot. Due to lacking a proper headset, and the crap place I am living in I unfortunately can't do the two things together anymore.

In general I am just interested in doing creative stuff. I have a ton of ideas, but the grind sucks. Unfortunately that is a thing that can't be outsmarted. I wanna make games, music and sheeit. Moral of the story, start working on this when you are young, and have no standards.

I also enjoy playing games, currently I am messing around with PS1 emulation. I have some JRPGs in my sight.
 

Katkin

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Introduce yourself:

I am Joan

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

In school, it would have been "Daria". After school, the British sitcom "Bottom".

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

Nostalgia for a retro future that never was.

What subgenres are you most into?

Sovietwave

How did you find out about this place?

An interest in Dead Internet Theory brought me here.

What do you do for fun?

I read pen and paper rpgs from the 1980s that I will probably never play again. I am currently obsessed with the obscure British rpg "Maelstrom".
 

baliebox4916

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
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Probally the Simpsons and Family Guy
The Simpsons in terms of How Bad Bart and Lisa are Treated
Family Guy in Terms of How Bad Meg is Treated and How Sassy and Childish Stewie is

and then when im out for a walk its like the nes game paperboy


What does Vaporwave mean to you?
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If You Guys Mean Core 90s Vaporwave then it Gives Me Liminal Space Vibes (Like you see in Adult Swim Bumpers)

But When it Comes to Y2K, I Pretty Much Blush like an Anime Girl and then Dance on the Streets (Like Coming Across Anime for the First Time at Age 3)


What subgenres are you most into?
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Y2K, Aetherpunk, Cottagecore, Clockpunk, AnimeCore, Furry, Linuxcore, Macaute, Fantasy, Woodland Goth, Fantasy, Gothic, Spacecore, Western, Sanriocore, Vaporwave, Liminal Spaces


How did you find out about this place?
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Through Various 90s Y2K References in Wikis and Through Places like the Y2K Aesthetic Institute and Planet99
Thats Why this Place is Called Agora Road After All
A Revolution thats Trying to Bring back the Pre 9/11 World Where BentheLooney and Doknott1999 Failed



What do you do for fun?
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Play and Code Video Games, Watch Youtube and Tiktok, Draw Animation Memes and Art, Experiment and Fuck Around with Old Tech, Make Music, Listen to Eurodance/Deep House etc on Stations Like FM 101 The Planet, Drink Coffee and Pepsi, Eat Fast Casual Food and Sleep
 
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RedQueen60

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Hi all,
I'm RedQueen60. At this point in life, I've forgotten any cancelled sitcoms I may have once liked, unless you consider X-files a sitcom. It was the last program I remember watching regularly. It was not a sitcom. I used to love Monty Python's Flying Circus. That wasn't a sitcom either - it was a "com" without the "sit." I think that one comes pretty close to describing my life, and now I see someone else mentioned it too, so I'm running with it.

My son makes vaporwave. I'm more of an old '80's metal fan, but I kind of like some of the orchestral stuff. He's more into the Miami Vice vibe though.

I'm here because I miss the old internet. The one I grew up with. The one back when Pong and Oregon Trail was considered hi-tech, and Geocities was a thing. Pre-smartphone, pre-Facebook, pre-automatic updates. I found this by following a deep and long rabbit hole that started out with some obscure video where someone was explaining how and why de-Googling your phone wasn't good enough to disable its more intrusive features. One line of inquiry lead to a link which lead to something else and eventually I found something that was better than what I was originally looking for. It's how my mind works and this happens to me a lot. In this case I found Web 1.0.

I don't have a huge list of hobbies, but most of them involve being outside. I like getting lost in feral places or digging in the dirt and planting stuff. The rest involves reading sci-fi. I like physical books. Big fan of the classics like Heinlein, and also the entire Discworld series which I'm currently re-reading. I guess spelunking internet rabbit holes rounds out the hobby list.
 
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Jungos Revenge

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Howdy. I'm happy to be here. Seems like a pretty cool community to be apart of!

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Arrested Development. I always leave people notes. Sometimes I get panicky and I think of Buster. My family is dysfunctional.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Like many, it gives me nostalgic vibes from the 80s. I am not a huge vaporwave listener. However, I do really like Ariel Pink, and vaporwave is making me think of his music, which feels pretty tangential to vaporwave.

What subgenres are you most into?
Rock/Alt rock/psych rock, R&B, industrial, funk, metal, etc.
Some artists: Nine Inch Nails, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, the Flaming Lips, Talking Heads, HEALTH, Devin Townsend, Every Time I Die, TV On The Radio, Deftones, etc.

How did you find out about this place?
Lol someone in the r/conspiracy subreddit provided a link to the Dead Internet Theory that's posted here. I enjoyed reading that and browsing around this forum, so I decided to join! I like the vibe here way more than most other sites I've frequented recently. I'm not that into social media anymore (such as facebook, instagram, twitter), and >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk feels so repetitive to me these days. This place feels refreshing, to say the least.

What do you do for fun?
I really enjoy playing the drums. It's my favorite hobby. I also really love playing guitar. Playing music with other people is even better. I love going to shows as well.

I'm an avid hiker too! I really enjoy being outside. I also recently have been getting into mushroom hunting. It is so much fun finding and identifying different species, especially when you find tasty edible ones.

I'm also big into video games. I've been bitten by the FromSoftware bug recently thanks to Elden Ring. I like all sorts of games, though, such as No Mans Sky, The Last of Us, SOME of the Far Cry games, GTA, Halo (during the Bungie days), Red Dead, Doom, Resident Evil, etc etc etc etc.
 
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kekmeleon

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Hi there im new!! :D
What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
IT Crowd, have you tried turning off and on again?
What does Vaporwave mean to you?
cool music genre i guess
What subgenres are you most into?
Late night Lo-Fi
How did you find out about this place?
Some neocities link directory i think
What do you do for fun?
Your mom :mad:
 

WavingOcean

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Hello. I am Ocean.

What canceled sitcom best describes your life?
I was never really into sitcoms all that much. If they were on the TV, I'd sit around and watch for a while. But other than that, I don't have any that describe my life.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I'll be honest, Vaporwave is something that I've always took a strange liking to in the back of my mind. I never really involved myself in it all that much, but whenever it was present in any kind of media around me, something about it allured me.
So to answer the question: To me, Vaporwave is an aesthetic that brings on nostalgia for things I've never truly experienced before. It invokes feelings of distant joy and serenity within me.

What subgenres are you most into?
I still have a lot to explore with Vaporwave, but as of right now I like Hypnagogic Drift and Late Night Lo-Fi.

How did you find out about this place?
Disillusion.

What do you do for fun?
I love writing, reading, playing video games, and playing guitar.




I am happy to be here.
 

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